The Tower Theatre Podcast

The Tower Theatre Podcast

By Tower Theatre London
We’ve gone Virtual.

Bringing you interviews, discussions and radio drama all recorded and produced from a distance, and created by our members.

Presented and Produced by Angharad Ormond and Matt Cranfield
Edited by Colin Guthrie
Sound and Music by Colin Guthrie
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The Tower Theatre Podcast Episode 7
Episode contains some strong language. Guest host Emily Carmichael joins Matt and Angharad on this week’s episode. Matt chats to Isaac Insley about puppetry and we hear from our listeners about their favourite use of puppetry in theatre. This week’s radio drama is Eleanor Road written by Emily Carmichael and starring Sal Fulcher and Ian Hoare. Emily also talks to us about her process and inspiration for the piece. Produced by Matt Cranfield, Colin Guthrie and Angharad Ormond Presented by Matt Cranfield and Angharad Ormond Edited by Colin Guthrie Sound and Music by Colin Guthrie Except for Waterloo Road by The Kinks Thank you to all our contributors and our listeners, especially Roanne Insley, Ben Kynaston, Pru Guthrie and Jacqui Dickson for this week’s Listeners’ Question.
42:05
June 26, 2020
The Tower Theatre Podcast Episode 6
Matt and Angharad are back! We chat with Ian Hoare about stage adaptations. We tell of our own comical stage mishaps and hear from three of our listeners  (Lucy Moss, Colin Guthrie, Emily Carmichael) about theirs. Annemarie Fearnley joins us to introduce this week's Radio Drama section - a collection of poems by Philippa Tatham - and talks about why she chose this collection and the stories behind the poems. This episode is rounded off with a poem for our times, written, composed and performed by Jonathan Wober. Thank you to all our readers: Lucy Moss, Matt Cranfield, Joanna Nevin, Vyvian Shaw, Annemarie Fearnley, Ruth Sullivan, Lisa Castle, Jill Ruane, Ruth Anthony, John Mcspayden and Deborah Ross. Edited by the wonderful Colin Guthrie.
42:13
June 12, 2020
The Tower Theatre Podcast Episode 5
Matt and Angharad hand over the reigns to introduce our first Tower Takeover episode! Presented and curated by Landé Belo and BeEbop Curaçao episode 5 features interviews, discussions and poetry celebrating black female voices in theatre. This week's theme tune is Tula’s Tambú by Jair-Rôhm Parker Wells. Beautifully edited as always by Colin Guthrie. Thank you to our listeners for answering this week's question and to all our contributors. 
44:28
May 29, 2020
The Tower Theatre Podcast Episode 4
Matt chats to Simona Hughes about her new show About 500. Colin Guthrie joins us to talk about music in theatre with extracts from Lark Rise recorded by Joey Braddick and Annemarie Fearnley. We hear from David Taylor about what's been happening at The Tower during the Lockdown and this week's drama "Second Best Bed" is written by Lucy Beacon, performed by Ruth Sullivan, with sound and direction by Colin Guthrie.  Thank you to all our members and listeners, especially Emily Carmichael, Lucy Moss, Annemarie Fearnley and Joanna Nevin for sharing their experiences of music in theatre.
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May 15, 2020
The Tower Theatre Podcast Episode 3
Matt and Angharad reflect on life in lockdown. Angharad chats to Jude Chalk about the challenges of designing sets. John Chapman checks in for another review roundup. And this week's Radio Drama stars Martin South, Ryan Williams and Arabella Hornby in Chekov's 'The Lottery Ticket'. Thank you to Emily Carmicheal, Roanne Insely, Jonathan Wober, Colin Guthrie, Annemarie Fearnley and Ruth Sullivan for answering this week's Listener's Question. As always, this episode is beautifully edited, with sound design, by Colin Guthrie.
40:01
May 1, 2020
The Tower Theatre Podcast Episode 2
As Matt and Angharad settle into their roles as presenters we hear from fellow member John Chapman about the best online theatre. Matt chats with Michael Coveney about his new book "Questors, Jesters and Renegades", and Lynne Davis and Ruth Sullivan provide this week's radio drama with a piece of new writing, Wild Life, about a woman living off the land.
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April 17, 2020
The Tower Theatre Podcast Episode 1
In our first episode (EVER!) we get to grips with the challenges of recording remotely and Colin works his magic editing from multiple recording devices and dealing with traffic noises (oddly).  Angharad interviews Emilia Teglia, our listeners response to our question of the week, and our drama section focuses on Poems in Isolation. 
26:58
April 3, 2020